This Day in GINGEROLOGY - April 25th
1995: Ginger Rogers died in Rancho Mirage, California of congestive heart failure; she was 83. She was cremated and her ashes interred alongside Lela’s at the Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Chatsworth, California. It is fitting that Fred Astaire’s gravesite is relatively close to hers.
2011: FMC aired “Roxie Hart”.
2015: FXM RETRO aired “Dreamboat”.2016: FXM RETRO aired “Tales of Manhattan”.
Next GingerFilm(s) (on TCM - all times Eastern):
May 4, 2017 @ 12:45 P.M. Gold Diggers of 1933
May 4, 2017 @ 6:15 P.M. 42nd Street
May 17, 2017 @ 4:15 A.M. Finishing School
Next GingerFilm(s) (on FXM Retro - all times Eastern) - NOTE - the FXM Retro site is kinda 'cryptic' as far as specific times, so please check local listings for 'specific times':
None Currently Scheduled...
Monday, March 31, 2014
We have had some roughness in the Huey Household the last week or so... a very aggressive stomach virus hit all of us...nuff said. As usual, I was the 'last in line' to get it, and I am somewhat recovered, but still a bit 'groggy'... so... anyway, we're all on the mend...
I will get back into reviewing Gingerfilms here soon (maybe this Stage Door gig is what I need to get 'jump-started')... no real excuse, so get ready!!! Again, not sure about the 'mega-screen-caps' HueyTreatment at this point, since, let's face it, the films coming up will have MONDO Ginger face time...um, not a BAD thing, duh, but a time-consuming one... which kinda delays the whole process. So, I'll just put out the 'main review', and throw in a few 'small cap sequences' here and there...just to keep the spirit of that alive. And once the reviews are finis, THEN I could go back and create some 'full-blown' 'HueyTreatments'...which i truly LOVE to do, so... again...stay tuned.
Until then, hope to see y'all over on FB!
Thursday, March 20, 2014
...that's AWESOME, INCREDIBLE, EARTH-SHATTERING news!!! ...even tho... from Huey's current locale, they may as well be screening it on Neptune... BUT, there are rumors that it may be rolled at the MOMA Festival in NYC as well...which MAY be doable for Hu, but would still be somewhat of a logistics and chronological challenge. Maybe TCM will roll it at a festival in Atlanta or New Orleans or somewhere in the general proximity of South Gingerville...
But, if not, there's a pretty solid likelihood it will make it to DVD in the near future, since Fox put out quite a few GingerFilms in their archives collection a year or so back... and I've been informed that they have merged with TCMshop.com, so... promising, indeed.
Of course, there was a tenacious catalyst behind this eventual grand unveiling...and, she's one of US - Ginger Peachy!!! She has lobbied various parties for quite sometime in order to get this film out in the light of day...encourage the owners to get a restoration of it completed... and to get it rolled at this festival, and hopefully many others! SO, with that, she has assumed the title of GingerologistSupreme, which is... well, generally just means she is infinitely AWESOME!!! :-) So, if ya get a chance, stop by her blog, or contact her on FaceBook, to give her a great big bodacious THANKS for her hard work and perseverance in bringing home the only GingerFilm we have yet to see!
Well, hope all is well with everyone out there, and hope to be able to post more info, and ultimately a review or three from this monumental screening of HCG when it takes place... so, if anyone out there DOES get to L.A. for it, PLEASE contact me, and I'll turn the G-ology mike over to ya for your thoughts!!!
KIG, KIG, KIG!!!!
Sunday, March 16, 2014
My Grandma's maiden name was O'Connor, so...there ya go.
As for a Gingery connection, well, it pretty much HAS to begin with Kitty Foyle, of course, but Ginger had some Irish in her - 'Katherine' - duh...I'm not great in deciphering the 'lineage' deal, but... just trust me... :-)
Of course, this day is bathed in my fave color, green, and Ginger in green is a VERY grand observance... so here's a few of my fave pix with the presence of green, in SOME form or fashion:
...it appears that there isn’t a heap of Ginger in Green pics out there, honestly... but a few here and there from the GingerFilms in color...the Barkleys in particular has a lot of GingerGreenScenes...
Faith and Begorrah, y'all Keep It Gingery!!!
Sunday, March 2, 2014
But it was interesting that Barkleys didn't scratch at ALL... I thought there were some big fans of that one out there...well, heck, we luv 'em all, right? Anyway, congrats to Miss Scharwenka and Huck for the poll victory...
...well, it's that time of year again... Monte and friends are cranking up the Fourth Annual Classic Film Actress Tournament, and the field is pretty much wide open this year, as Miss Lombard ran off with it last year...of course, Ginger won it two years back, and Irene Dunne won the inaugural tourney.
ALL GOOD THINGS - I'll pin the link to the top of the page here as well....should be fun!!!
As for Gingerology 'production', hope to be getting a few things up and running soon... my 'true profession' has picked up volume the last week or so, so... unfortunately it may bite into some G-ology time...but I'll try my best to get some posts in... and with that, I think I've hinted at this before, but...
Well, that's about it for now...dang, hope folks are hanging in there with ANOTHER round of winter... looks like South Gingerville will be 'spared'...heck, we were at 75 degrees today...but the high tomorrow? only 38... but no precipitation issues, so... cannot complain...now, a LOT of y'all have PLENTY to beef about, unfortunately... dang it!
Stay safe, and until next time...
It is my hope that I can continue to make 'G-ology' interesting and informative regarding the 'Beautiful Science' of VKM, which is SUCH a great topic!!! ...And remember, your comments are what make Gingerology click - so keep cranking them out!
Thanks again, JW